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Mellissa Huber

Adjunct Faculty

Art and Art Professions

Mellissa Huber is a fashion historian specializing in twentieth-century dress. She is Associate Curator at The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art where she has co-curated the exhibitions Women Dressing Women (2023) and In Pursuit of Fashion: The Sandy Schreier Collection (2019), and contributed to some of the museum’s most visited shows including Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty (2023); Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and The Catholic Imagination (2018); Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion (2016); Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology (2016); Jacqueline de Ribes: The Art of Style (2015); China: Through the Looking Glass (2015); Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire (2014); Charles James: Beyond Fashion (2014); and Punk: Chaos to Couture (2013). Mellissa received her BFA from the Fashion Institute of Technology with a minor in Art History. She holds an MA in Costume Studies from New York University, and a certificate in Curating Fashion from the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. She lectures regularly and is the educational liaison for The Costume Institute.


Costume Studies

The MA in Costume Studies program focuses on fashion as an important cultural product in the context of material culture and the fine and decorative arts.

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